Lady Bears Cruise; Sweet 16 Bound

Some people thought the Lady Bears might run into a roadblock as they took on the New Mexico Lobos. Those people were wrong. The Baylor Lady Bears defeated the Lobos 87-67, and will now head to Albuquerque. The Lady Bears are in the Sweet 16.

She has done it her whole career, and she did it again last night as the Baylor Lady Bears knocked the New Mexico Lobos out of the NCAA tournament. Sophia Young led the Lady Bears in scoring dropping in 21 points and recording a double double by hauling down 13 boards. Young also sunk 7 of 8 free throws and led all players with three steals.

However, Young was not the only bright spot of the night. The Lady Bears hit 9-18 from beyond the arc after only hitting one three-pointer against their first round opponent, Northern Arizona. Jordan Davis led the way hitting 4 of 5 from downtown, while freshman Jessica Morrow drained 3 of 6 from three point range.

While others were scoring in bunches, Angela Tisdale dished out 10 assists while not turning the ball over once. In fact, the Lady Bears had 24 assists to only 6 turnovers.

Although the final score showed a 20 point margin, the first half was much closer. The Lobos hung tough through the first half. Dionne Marsh led the Lobos with 25 points, and Abbie Letz scored 13. However, the late 1st half run by Baylor was too much as the Lady Bears took a 6 point lead into halftime. Baylor never looked back.

Coach Mulkey-Robertson's team is now in the Sweet 16 and will face the winner of the St. John's/Maryland game in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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